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7 Tips for Personal Injury Settlement Negotiations

May 20, 2016

Improve your chances of securing a favorable settlement deal with these tips If you have been injured in any kind of personal injury accident, you are probably never going to see the inside of a courtroom. This is a good thing, since taking a case to court can take years and exact a significant emotional […]


Can You Sue for a Slip and Fall Accident in a Private Home?

May 19, 2016

All property owners are liable for accidents resulting from negligent maintenance of their property Typically, when you think of a slip and fall accident, the first scenarios that come to mind all involve commercial properties. For example, you might think of the hazards created by a spilled soda on a restaurant floor, a water leak […]


The 5 Most Important Things to Bring to a Personal Injury Consultation

May 18, 2016

Get the most from your personal injury consultation by knowing what to bring with you. If you have been injured in any kind of accident that was not your fault, your first step should be finding a personal injury attorney to help you understand your rights and options. Many attorneys, including Fernando D. Vargas, offer […]


3 Arguments That Could Be Used Against You in a Dog Bite Case

May 17, 2016

Make sure you have a qualified dog bite injury attorney on your side to counter these arguments. Have you been bitten by a dog? Dog bites have the potential to cause serious injuries as well as psychological trauma. The good news is, under most circumstances dog owners or handlers are strictly liable for any harm […]


Are You Celebrating Bike to Work Week?

May 16, 2016

Brush up on safety tips to help prevent commuter bicycling accidents. Did you know that 40 percent of all car trips in the US involve a distance of two miles or less? Such short journeys are often totally feasible by bike, and riding instead of driving gives bicycle commuters the satisfaction of acting on their […]


$765 Million NFL Concussion Settlement Approved

May 15, 2016

Thousands of brain injury lawsuits can now be resolved but many players will get nothing. Last month, the US Court of Appeals upheld a trial judge’s prior approval of a $765 million settlement deal for ex-NFL player brain injury claims. This ruling will finally allow thousands of lawsuits covering over 20,000 retired NFL players to […]


AAA Research Links Falls and Car Accident Risk for Older Drivers

May 14, 2016

Falling increases car accident risk by 40 percent for older drivers It can be very hard for aging individuals to give up the independence afforded by driving, even as their abilities decline, making driving more difficult and accidents more likely. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, drivers age 60 and older are involved […]


Why You Need a Trial Lawyer for your Personal Injury Lawyer

May 13, 2016

Litigation experience is vital for building the groundwork in a personal injury case. If you have been injured in any kind of accident that was not your fault, hopefully you are already aware that you need to get a skilled personal injury attorney on your side right away. But if you know anything about personal […]


Are Franchisors Liable for Franchisees’ Employees’ Actions?

May 12, 2016

If a franchisor is acting as a joint employer, they are liable for accidents caused by employees. When seeking compensation for an accident caused by the employee of a franchise, untangling issues of liability can be a bit of a challenge. Employers are generally held strictly liable for the negligent actions of their employees, but […]


What is Electric Shock Drowning?

May 11, 2016

Learn about a little known cause of accidental drownings at boat docks. As summer approaches, authorities are warning of a new danger to swimmers: electric shock drowning. Experts now believe that this type of accidental drowning is responsible for the majority of otherwise unexplained drowning deaths that occur around boats, docks, and marinas. How Electric […]


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